Essay on The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

816 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
During Elizabethan times, William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Macbeth. The Tragedy of Macbeth was one of Shakespeare greatest tragedies. Macbeth was a noble thane, until the witches’ prophecies changed him into a bloodthirsty king. Lady Macbeth was an obsessive, determined, and loving wife in the beginning of the play. As Lady Macbeth got her wish of being Queen her mental state began to deteriorate. Through her thoughts, beliefs, and actions Lady Macbeth clearly suffers from postpartum depression and borderline personality disorder.
Early in the play Lady Macbeth showed symptoms of postpartum depression. Symptoms of postpartum depression may include “excessive irritability or anger with partner, baby or other children, guilt or negative thoughts about being a bad mother, excessive worry about the baby’s health and worrying that she may harm the baby” (Wynne- Jones, 67). Lady Macbeth showed guilt and negative thoughts about her baby. In the play Lady Macbeth said “ How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me; I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plunk’d my nipple from his boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done this.” (1.6.55-59) Lady Macbeth clearly says that she would kill her child in order to become the Queen of Scotland.
Obviously during the Renaissance era they did not have many resources to help cure any diseases. In the play the Doctor said, “Remove from all means of annoyance and still keep eyes upon her. So good…

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